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Tierney absent as Tavares, Saka and Lacazette start

Gameweek 9 gets underway in north London this evening as Arsenal play host to Aston Villa.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta has made three changes from Gameweek 8, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m), Albert Sambi Lokonga (£4.9m) and Nuno Tavares (£4.3m) replacing Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m), Martin Odegaard (£5.5m) and Kieran Tierney (£4.9m), who misses out due to a bruised ankle.

That means Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) is fit to start despite being taken off injured at half-time on Monday after a heavy challenge.

As for Aston Villa, they are unchanged from their 3-2 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Matty Cash (£5.1m) has recovered from a dead leg he sustained during that match, while Leon Bailey (£6.4m) makes the bench after missing the last three Gameweeks with a thigh injury.


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny, Kolasinac, Martinelli

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, Luiz, McGinn, Targett, Buendia, Watkins, Ings

Subs: Steer, Sanson, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Bailey, Archer, Ramsey


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  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Salalalalah

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      His hatty is on Sunday...relax.

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Aubameyang…
    Every now and then I get a little bit lonely
    And you're never coming 'round

    Aubameyang…
    Every now and then I get a little bit tired
    Of listening to the sound of my tears

    Aubameyang…
    Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
    That the best of all the years have gone by

    Aubameyang…
    Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
    And then I see the look in your eyes

    Turn around, Aubameyang, every now and then I fall apart
    Turn around, Aubameyang, every now and then I fall apart

    And I need you now tonight
    I need you more than ever
    And if you only hold me tight
    We'll be holding on forever
    And we'll only be making it right
    'Cause we'll never be wrong

    Together we can take it to the end of the line
    Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
    I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
    We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks

    I really need you tonight
    ‘Cos Auba’s gonna start tonight
    Yeah Auba’s gonna start tonight…

    Once upon a time I was falling in love
    But now there’s only Aubameyang
    There's nothing I can do
    A total eclipse of the heart

    Once upon a time there was light in my life
    But now there's only Aubameyang
    Nothing I can say
    A total eclipse of the heart

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wtf lol

    2. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You seem fatigued mate

    3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      My friend, I think you have popped a bolt. But I did get a laugh out of this!

    4. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      (turn around, Ben White)

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This song going to be stuck in my head now ha ha

    6. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Subs captain syndrome……it’s terminal I’m afraid.

      1. Dash4
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Auba*

    7. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      'Cause we'll never be wrong'

      How apt 🙄

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lol

    8. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sing me the song about Salah in decline, I love that one.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😀

      2. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        La la, Salah la la la la na na na na na,
        Salah na na, la la la la la na na na na na
        Salah, la la la la la na na na na na,
        Salah na na, la la la la la na na na na na

    9. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Brilliant, Max - I think you've started something now - hope you reward with a new song each GW going forward now. 😉

    10. Gunneryank
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This is absolutely brilliant.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It’s no Stanville

      • Redhawk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Last line has surely got to be something like "totally ship for the Arsenal"

        But with a couple of those words slightly different

    11. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Saka is second on my bench.

      I don't want him to score now... 🙁

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He probably gonna score now...that is the way of FPL

      2. SouthCoastSaint
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same here. Played Armstrong as I thought saka had more chance of an annoying 1 pointer.

        No Pepe on the pitch - watch arsenal play everything through saka tonight unlike on Monday

    12. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tierney........ Means I need Cancelo to field 11. crisis

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tierney already one player down on my bench boost, just absolutely typical

      2. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Eek.

      3. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tierney , cancello And Christensen here 🙁
        Luckily? bought TAA in for a -4

    13. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Guy in mini league has Salah TC. OOF

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow. 1% chance he looks like a genius. 99% he looks like a fool.

      2. Goro Majima
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Guy in my ML has Edouard captain.

    14. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bruised ankle sounds short term. I hope it is 🙁

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        For who?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Tierney, according to this article

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Just want to say thanks for the useful insight on my post yesterday Ze_Austin.

            Was a different way of thinking and you made some great points.

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Thank you 🙂

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Scottish bruised ankles usually heals overnight

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          They're normally caused overnight!

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 12 days ago

              True

      3. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The message function being tested is a cool upgrade on the website.

        Excited to see what it evolves into!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I already messaged boneus pointeus to tell him to stop drinking

          1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I think that previous post indicates something stronger than booze.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yeah, some bigtime chronic.

      4. hotine
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Evening all. Does anybody know where I can find odds as percentages of clean sheets and goalscorers? I’m sure I’ve seen them before but not sure where if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks and good luck everyone for the gameweek

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Whoops those hits cost me 130k drop!

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Do you have anyone playing tonight? What size hit?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            -8, Auba & Saka.

            Transfers were Bamford, Lukaku, Antonio > Vardy, Auba, Toney for the sing in fixtures

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          5 of my playing 11 are less than 8% owned 🙂

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            -12 here

            Doucoure, DCL, Matip > Chilwell, Raphinha, Edouard

            Fingers crossed the hit is eaten up.

      6. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Decided having Auba was enough of differential. Went safe with Salah cap.

        No total eclipse for me.

      7. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No Tierney then. Worries over virtually half my squad and he misses out. Unreal..

      8. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez to show Arsenal what they're missing and troll them

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          pretty sure he has already done that

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He can’t play against his parent club

      9. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tierney (out) replaced by Livramento then.
        Sold Odegaard (dropped) for Havertz for a hit.
        ESR first sub.

        Things going well despite my triple Arse handicap!
        And Trent third on my bench if shite really hits the fan this week.

      10. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Let's go Ings!!!!!

      11. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Missed deadline, Lukaku C let's goo

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          VC?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Salah

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Lucky

      12. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why does everyone get havertz.lukaku could be back in gw10

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I reckon Lukaku out until after the International break. Ironically the easier fixtures means they don't need to rush him back and he can get a proper rest.

          1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Latest conference suggest he could be fine next week

        2. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Short sitedness

        3. No end product
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Want to Havertz their cake and eat it

      13. BucketHead
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Evening all..

        Thinking of doin Antonio and start out for Kane and smith-rowe??
        (Have vardy and Toney as other forwards)
        What say ye

        1. BucketHead
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          #sarr

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Next week?!?

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Arsenal is playing atm

          1. BucketHead
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yea sorry for next week

      14. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tierney made of glass haha

        1. lordkippe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          hehe

        2. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You seem surprised

          1. lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            probably lack of knowledge. Everyone that got a decent understanding of football know this. Stating the obvious

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Or I'm just teasing owners

              1. lordkippe
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yes. That is also a possibility.

      15. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Arsenal a proper low midtable side now with a 442 formation

      16. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        12% rank change due to not taking a hit, woo!

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          9% for me 🙂

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          -15.67% here 😉

      17. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Could be a lot of saves for Ramsdals tonight

        1. lordkippe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ramsløk

      18. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fastest YC?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Vinnie Jones might have something to say about that

          https://youtu.be/3D8QIIYDaSQ

      19. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Silly boy Watkins

      20. Zilla
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Saka wastes Auba assist

      21. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So annoyed I missed the deadline. That's the lesson, don't leave changes for the last hour, especially if you don't have a lot of free time to think about fpl. Argh

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Long season ahead

          Also sometimes doing nothing is best

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Wise words. If I'd missed the last 6 deadlines I would have been about 20 points better off according to that what if tool.

        2. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Every week set your alarm or calendar for two to three hours prior to deadline.

      22. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fans in row Z seeing a lot of the ball so far

      23. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I see a few people missing the deadline and I wanted to help them out with this simple tip

        Do your fpl team when you take a s*** on the day of the deadline, that way you’ll always have time

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          What if you're an evening blossomer?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Start your day with a black coffee will soon put that right

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You might stink up your team mate.

        3. ANGRY PERSON
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It's been weeks since I last took mine

      24. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Auba G disallowed

      25. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Villa too slow

      26. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Arsenal always seem to start really well pressing and having control of the game but after 10/15 mins it all goes in the bin